Arbor Day Foundation Names Trophy Club Tree City USA
Trophy Club, TX was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its
commitment to effective urban forest management. It is TC’s 13th year to receive Tree City Status.
Trophy Club achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the programs’s four requirements: a tree
board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per
capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit
conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and
celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.